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Bernie is a distinguished technologist from the Mobile industry. Having authored several inventions in intelligence and automation, Bernie launched iDid Inc. and created a mobile platform for Contextual Intelligence.

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Plan-B: Privacy

August 27, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Plan-B is an app that resides on your mobile device only. Plan-B does not have a back-end database or server on the internet. Plan-B does not send any data from your phone to any server for storage purposes. Plan-B uses your current location to query for businesses around you. Plan-B does not remember or track […]

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iDid: Privacy

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Our privacy policy is simple: We don’t have your information! iDid works completely by using the calendar you select when you install the app as your private database to log your completed activities – such as drives, flights, places visited, sleep etc. We don’t have a database on the internet, so we don’t have your […]

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SmallTown: Privacy

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SmallTown is a spontaneous social network creator. You set up your profile that’s made available to people around you in the system you are. For example, if you are in a participating library your profile is made available to other people in the library at that time. Your profile is not shared on the internet. […]

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SmallTown: Components

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SmallTown is a free mobile app available on Android phones and Amazon Kindles. Spontaneous social networking features such as sharing your profile, browsing other profiles, request chats, chatting, exchanging contact information, searching profiles and marking profiles for encounter alerts are all free and available with just the mobile app. These features come to life in […]

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SmallTown: Public Safety

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Public Safety Features SmallTown can operate over Wi-Fi networks anywhere, even without the internet. Mobile phones can receive important public safety announcements such as inclement weather, Amber Alerts etc. However, even with the latest 4G network technology, cell signal is spotty inside large buildings, parking lots etc. As these messages are often real time in […]

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SmallTown: For Business Owners

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Marketing Features and Point of Sale If you are a business person providing a service or you have a brick and mortar presence, you want people in your community to know about your services. It would be great if you can pass out business cards to every person you meet, but that’s impractical and intrusive. […]

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iDid: The Heads-up Feature

August 21, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

The heads-up feature let’s people know you are on your way. You pick a person and a place and when you are almost there, they get a text. When this idea first surfaced as a feature for iDid, I thought to myself – why won’t I just pick up the phone and call? Do we […]

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iDid: Proximity Alerts

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iDid supports four kinds of proximity alerts: Alert me when my friend is near me. Alert my friend I am near him/her. Alert me when my friend is in or near a selected place. Alert my friend when I am in or near a selected place. Alert me when my friend is near me: To […]

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iDid: Activity Reports

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iDid keeps track of your activities and records them in your calendar. A reporting tool is included with the iDid app. Use this tool to generate a report of your activities over a past period. You can select what kinds of activities you want included in your report. Such as drives, flights, places, biking, calls […]

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iDid: Automatic Navigation

August 21, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

iDid supports several automatic functions when it detects driving. One function is “Automatic Navigation/Driving Directions”. iDid uses several mechanisms to detect where you may be going and through a notification asks you if you would like to pull up navigation to that place. This option is useful to learn of traffic conditions even if you […]

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iDid: Meeting Radar

August 21, 2013 | By | 1 Comment

Meeting Radar is another automated location sharing function of iDid. When you turn this feature on it automatically shares location information among upcoming meeting attendees. A persons location is plotted on a map with traffic overlay, so if someone is running late that information is available to other attendees. With this feature you are no […]

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iDid: Calendar and Map View

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iDid comes with a Map View and integrates with your calendar as well. With Map View you can plot your events. These can be your recent events or event results from a query. Just click “Show Map” action to get you to the map view. Show Recent Events: When you turn on this setting, you […]

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iDid: Settings

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There are several Settings supported by the app. We’ll cover them in several posts starting with this one: You can launch the Settings function from the menu on any screen. Select Account: If you have multiple accounts on your phone, use this option to select an account. This account is used when you activate location […]

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iDid: Automatic Actions and Custom Places

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With iDid: Auto-Actions, set up automatic actions for any place you visit, your drives, your meetings or for when you go to sleep/wake-up. Control phone settings, run other apps or turn on/off Belkin-WeMo appliances. As iDid keeps track of what you are doing – visiting a place, driving, in a flight, meeting and such, this […]

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iDid: Location Sharing

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iDid supports several location sharing options: Share current trip: With this you share your location with your friend till your current trip ends. Note that trips are not just driving but also visits. If you are driving to meet a friend you can share using this option and your friend will know where you are […]

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SmallTown: Social Networking Features

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SmallTown is a Social Network. However, it is very different from any other internet based social network. SmallTown, for instance does not exist on the internet. It exists on the collective of people’s phones. There is no centralized server or cloud database where your profile is stored. When you install SmallTown you set up a […]

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SmallTown: Wi-Fi Social Network

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SmallTown, in a nutshell, creates an instant social network of people in a Wi-Fi location. You walk in and use the app to browse profiles of people around you. Find someone interesting? Send a chat request, exchange contact information and promote to a permanent connection on your social networks. SmallTown provides an elegant way for […]

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Plan-B: Similar Places Nearby

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The app “Plan-B” is a quick way to find businesses nearby that are similar to the place you are in. It’s built to address the very familiar scene where you are somewhere and for some reason it’s not working out. Either a restaurant that’s too crowded or a car repair place that’s not treating you […]

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iDid: Your Digital Avatar

August 21, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

iDid is an intelligent application that proactively helps you as you go about your day. Smart Virtual Assistant. Intelligent Home Automation. Mileage and Time Tracking, Automated Traffic Alerts, Smart Reminders  Intelligent Home Automation: Supports Belkin WeMo, Insteon, Nest and Wink systems to control thermostats, switches, outlets, dimmers, light bulbs and garage door openers, Works with […]

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